e-instruments have released a new and comprehensive electric piano instrument for Kontakt - Session Keys Electric S and at almost 20 GB in size, e-instrument claim that Electric S is probably the most detailed sampled stage piano around.
Session Keys Electric S is the fourth member of the Session Keys family, with features like having two distinct sample sets, the Animator, Smart Chord and Pentamorph.
To recreate this much-loved electric piano classic e-instruments hunted high and low for a top-quality original. Eventually they unearthed a magnificent 1973 suitcase, which then underwent specialist restoration to bring it back to peak condition, before they sampled it.
When it came to sampling it e-instruments recorded the suitcase with and without the original speaker to create two separate sound sets: Studio, with direct unaltered line-out sound, and
Live, which captures the sound of cabinet and speakers through an extensive microphone setup.
Their recordings have captured all acoustic noises and resonances together with the acoustic tines sound, giving the user the option to blend acoustic and electric sound.
Going Beyond The Original
Session Keys Electric S doesn’t stop at the reproduction of the original electric piano sound. Its toolset include:
- The Animator with 400 ready-to-play professional licks and phrases in different genres and styles. Much more than a phrase player, the Animator follows keys and harmonies while providing complete control over dynamics and complexity using the pitch bend and modulation wheels.
- The Smart Chord function to create instant piano chords from single keys or pads.
- The Pentamorph - giving the classic suitcase piano a complex new sound in a matter of seconds. Blend from pure piano to reversed sounds via other complex tones, all with one control.
Session Keys Electric S comes with full NKS (Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol Keyboard) integration. The light guide gives visual feedback of all controls, keyswitches and even the notes the Animator is playing.
Session Keys Electric S Pricing
Session Keys Electric S is available from the e-instruments online store for 79 € / 79 $
Special upgrade offer for Session Keys Electric R owners: 49 € / 49 $.
Session Keys Electric S Technical Requirements
Free Native Instruments KONTAKT Player Version 5.5.1 or higher